Make your own Custom Coloured Modeling Paste with Heidi

Hi everyone, Heidi here and today I’m on the Lindy’s Blog with a fun project creating custom colored modeling paste that you can use on all your projects, not just art journaling (like I do today).

Step by step tutorial on how to create a fun art journal page using custom coloured modeling paste

To get my project started I took some Clear Modeling Paste and divided it into three parts. To each part I added one color of Lindy’s Stamp Gang powder to create the color I was going for. I used Lindy’s Magical Shakers in Magnolia Magenta Gold and Antique Gold and Magical in Luscious Lime. Then I mixed the color with the clear modeling paste to create my custom-colored modeling paste. Because the gold was a little light for my taste I added some Grecian Gold Modeling Paste and mixed that in as well.

To make it easier I used a different spatula for each color.

Step by step tutorial on how to create a fun art journal page using custom coloured modeling paste

Then, I placed my stencil of choice (TCW842s) on a piece of cheap watercolor paper and then applied the colored modeling paste over the design, sort of aiming the green on the leaves, the pink on the flower shapes and the gold in random patches. Just be careful not to mix the pink and the green too much, because it can create a dark muddy color!

Step by step tutorial on how to create a fun art journal page using custom coloured modeling paste

Now carefully remove the stencil and set the paper aside to dry. I created this design twice. Wash your stencil in between for good results as well as afterward.

Step by step tutorial on how to create a fun art journal page using custom coloured modeling paste

When dry, I fussy cut the images leaving a small border. Of course, you can also apply these colored modeling pastes directly to your canvas or other 3D project and work from there!

Step by step tutorial on how to create a fun art journal page using custom coloured modeling paste

Now that my embellishments are ready I can work on my background design, today I’m working in my A4 sized journal. I hand draw in the quote, first with a graphite pencil and then going over the lines with a black Faber Castell PITT Artist Pens. Then I applied some white Modeling Paste over a stencil (TCW838s) using a palette knife and set it aside to dry.

Step by step tutorial on how to create a fun art journal page using custom coloured modeling paste

When the modeling paste is dry apply color to the background. I choose a Lindy’s Magical in A Bit o’Bubbly (I love the shimmer in this color by the way!). I applied a little of the powder to my project with a fan brush and sprayed it with water, which makes the color run. Dry with a heat tool when happy with your background. I repeated this several times until I liked the end result! Then I created splatters with green and pink, mixing the Luscious Lime and Magnolia Magenta Gold that I used before with a bit of water and splattering on the project with a brush.

Step by step tutorial on how to create a fun art journal page using custom coloured modeling paste

For an additional fun element, I used VersaMark (a sticky ink) to stamp a flower on vellum, using an anti-static powder tool first and then I applied some Lindy’s embossing powder in Tannenbaum Green Gold, tapping off the excess and heat embossing. This I did four times and then fussy cut the images leaving a small border.

Step by step tutorial on how to create a fun art journal page using custom coloured modeling paste

Now I’m ready to put my page together: I adhered all the elements that I created for my page using foam tape and see-through tape runner (for the vellum) and then edged the page sparingly using Memento Ink in Sweet Plum to give it a bit more definition.

Step by step tutorial on how to create a fun art journal page using custom coloured modeling paste

And that’s it for today’s fun art journal project!

Some detail pictures:

Step by step tutorial on how to create a fun art journal page using custom coloured modeling paste

Step by step tutorial on how to create a fun art journal page using custom coloured modeling paste

Step by step tutorial on how to create a fun art journal page using custom coloured modeling paste

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Other products

  • Cheap watercolor paper, Clear and White The Crafter’s Workshop Modeling Paste, stencils by The Crafter’s Workshop (TCW838s and TCW842s), flower image stamp by Clearly Besotted, palette knives, black waterproof marker, brushes, vellum, anti-static powder tool


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